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Nearly all the drivers for the festival turned out to be women, most of them students at one of the city’s many Islamic universities.
By Pallavi Aiyar
The page 3 people, the chatterati and those in the news for being in the news
Published feedback from our readers: rants, raves, bouquets, brickbats
Movie Review
A string of spectacular dance set-pieces linked together by random scenes.
10 Questions
The writer and director on his new show on the Discovery channel
Happenings
The states of the nation: news, headlines, gossip, rumours, things we learnt
gossip
On dying French philosophy and the battle for the Bad Sex Award.
Outlook in retrospect.
India's Top Professional Colleges 2015
Indian Institutions
Basic systemic changes are needed to build world-class research institutions in India
The Indian Institutes of Technology
The IITs, our top engineering colleges, are facing questions of quality, identity, autonomy.
C.N.R. Rao : “My Hope Is IITs Will Become Like MIT”
Raghu Mahajan : So Much For So Little?
The Indian Institutes of Technology
The Super 30 guru critiques the institution (and the exam) he readies students for
Entrepreneurship
Armed with a good idea and raw talent, the youth are striking out on their own
Rural Dentistry
Rural India is feeling its gums, the country’s dentists are counting their caps
The Fine Print
What to read. What to watch. Whom to follow.
Interview
Former Chief Justice of India M.N. Venkatachaliah on the need to create an environment of academic fervour.
LOL etc
Now equal opportunity for girls also to become frustrated engineers
The Law Round Table
Five top lawyers on foreign law firms being allowed to practice in India.
Media
Not the govt, remember 1975? Self-regulation is an oxymoron. My two bits...
Liberal Arts Universities
A new breed of institutions is vitalising learning for the pleasure of learning
Interview
Outgoing director of TISS S. Parasuraman on the growing demand for development professionals and the road ahead for social science education.
Abroad View
What to read. What to watch. Whom to follow.
Engineering the body
Engineeers fix things. They need to be cherished. Ideally by girls.
Questionnaire Extraordinaire
A quiz on each of the nine streams
WEB EXTRA
People of Indian origin have collected quite a few of the award that honours out-of-the-box and weird inventions. Here’s a quick look at desi award winners over the ages.
WEB EXTRA
Let us try and give the students not just the IIT brand but a real education.
National
politics: Sangh parivar
Uncalled-for attacks on the vice-president
centre: mea
MEA seniors resent S. Jaishankar’s ways
media: stringers
Freelance journalists, especially in small towns, are paying dearly for speaking up
controversy: ipl
Lalit Modi’s bombs blow up reputations everyday
The Insnider
A regular column on the essential buzz
Society
opinion
In Kerala, a superstar shows the light to a purblind minister
appraisal
Praful’s death is a personal loss, but the bigger loss is to public life
20 OUTSPOKEN, outstanding, outlier
I would suggest it re-evaluate its take and not be anti-establishment for the sake of it.
20 OUTSPOKEN, outstanding, outlier
Why I Love Outlook
It is a classic case of making a point loud and clear, without being influenced or being inhibited.
T.K.S. Elangovan
Mind your body
All about guilt-free pakora eating.
A random sample of letters in global media
Books
excerpt
On the day Bhindranwale was declared killed, I, a Hindu stranger, was at his house. No one killed me for looking Hindu, but Sikhs in Delhi were massacred for being Sikhs.
Sanjay Suri | Extracts from 1984 The Anti-Sikh Violence And After By Sanjay Suri
Review
Complex China-Japan ties go beyond default ‘enmity’. Nuanced diplomacy must solve problems, says a study.
Rana Mitter on Intimate Rivals: Japanese Domestic Politics And A Rising China By Sheila A. Smith
Review
For much of the book, Tharoor seems to be taking his eloquence for a test drive, without taking us anywhere new.
Santosh Desai on India Shashtra: Reflections On The Nation In Our Time By Shashi Tharoor
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